Mutual of Omaha


Insurance industry leader James R. Boyle, who has served as president and CEO of both Foresters Financial and John Hancock, has been elected to the Mutual of Omaha Board of Directors, Chairman and CEO James Blackledge announced.

In his most recent role as president and CEO of Foresters Financial, Boyle led the strategic repositioning of the company, rebranding a mid-sized fraternal insurer as a market-leading disruptor, rationalizing its product line to include innovative wellness focused benefits, expanding omnichannel distribution and enabling same-day mobile transaction processing.

Prior to leading Foresters Financial, Boyle was president and CEO of John Hancock, the U.S. subsidiary of Manulife Financial. Over his 20-year career at John Hancock, he led multiple businesses, culminating in the leadership of the entire U.S. business as chairman, president and CEO.

“Jim Boyle brings a wealth of experience in insurance and financial services, strategic leadership, risk management and operational excellence that will add a valuable dimension to the Mutual of Omaha Board of Directors,” Blackledge said. “We will rely on his perspective, as well as that of our other distinguished directors, as we work to serve our customers and grow our business in an increasingly competitive and highly regulated environment.”

Boyle graduated with honors from Boston College, earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He also serves as a trustee of John Hancock Mutual Funds and is a senior advisor to Blackstone Insurance Services.

Founded in 1909, Mutual of Omaha is a highly rated, Fortune 500 organization offering a variety of insurance and financial products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States. As a mutual company, Mutual of Omaha is owned by its policyholders and committed to providing outstanding service to its customers. For more information about Mutual of Omaha, visit

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